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Ivy Champion Field Hockey Welcomes Class of 2018: Meet Ryan McCarthy

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 06/02/2014
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Ryan McCarthy is one of five members of field hockey's Class of 2018.
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After the 2013 season yielded another Ivy League championship trophy and NCAA Elite Eight appearance, the Princeton field hockey team will welcome five student-athletes to join the Tigers for the 2014 campaign.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2018,” said head coach Kristen Holmes-Winn. “They are a group of young women who thrive in competitive environments and have proven that they have the will and determination to rise to both the academic and athletic challenges inherent in the Princeton experience."

"They separated themselves during the recruiting process by their close alignment to the values of our program and a clear passion for all things Tiger Field Hockey. We are excited to see their talents unfold in the years to come,” Holmes-Winn added. 

Princeton field hockey will announce each member of the Class of 2018 individually, so be sure to tune into GoPrincetonTigers.com over the next two weeks to meet the newest additions to the program.

The third member of the incoming class to be introduced is midfielder Ryan McCarthy from Madison, N.J.

McCarthy comes to Princeton as a four-year varsity starter at Oak Knoll. During her decorated high school career, McCarthy accumulated four county championships, three state titles and a Tournament of Champions crown.  

Individually, McCarthy garnered praise on the all-conference team in each of her four seasons. A three-time first-team All-State (2010, 2011, 2013) performer, she was twice named the Union County Player of the Year (2012, 2013). Also a second-team All-America selection in 2012, McCarthy picked up first-team laurels in 2013.

Holmes-Winn on McCarthy
"Ryan is a gutsy performer who thrives in high pressure, high tempo environments. She sets the bar with her unrelenting work rate, will to win and capacity to elevate those around her. Ryan impresses me with her ability to see and create opportunities before any one else on the pitch has even conceived of the possibilities. Her work ethic, passion for the game and easy off-field nature will add a great deal to our team."


Why did you choose Princeton? 
I chose Princeton because of the amazing academics and athletics. I love how the team is like a family and I am excited to start in the fall!

Would you rather score 30 tap-in goals or 3 reverse top corner shots? 
30 tap-in goals

Favorite movie? 
Mean Girls

Favorite TV show? 
The Office

Sports idol? 
Mia Hamm

Favorite international field hockey player? 
Ahmed Elmaghraby

Starbucks or Dunkin? 

Hockey, Baseball, Football or Basketball? 

Do you own rollerblades. If so why? 
Yes, because I like to rollerblade

Do you like country music? If so why? 
I like some country music

Would you rather be able to speak every language or play every instrument? 
Speak every language

Would you rather be able to run 100mph or fly 10mph? 
Run 100 mph

If your mom played your dad at field hockey who would win? 

What’s your go to creation at Cold Stone? 
Cake batter with white chocolate chips









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